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Swimming

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Swimming
游泳

Date: Aug 06 2010

Themes: Hobbies, Sports, Toefl

Grammar: Gerunds vs. Infinitives

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There is nothing better than going for a dip on a hot summer day. Whether you prefer swimming in a pool, a river, or the sea, getting into the water can be a fun and relaxing way to cool off.

Swimming is also a great form of exercise. And when you get tired, you can lounge in the sun and work on your tan. Just don’t forget the sunscreen!

Listen as Marni and Jeff make plans to go swimming.

在炎热的夏日,没有比游泳更好的消遣了。无论你是喜欢在游泳池、河里、或者是海里游泳,一头扎进水中都会是有趣放松,驱除暑热的好方法。
同时,游泳也是一种很好的锻炼方式。游倦了的时候,你可以躺在阳光下,晒出一身的健康色。只是别忘了防晒油!
听听玛尼(Marni)和杰夫(Jeff)都有什么样的游泳计划吧。

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Jeff

Jeff

Marni

Marni

Jeff:  Hey Marni, it’s a pretty nice day outside. What would you feel about going for a swim?

Marni:  I love swimming. That would be great. I’m not very good at it, though. I kind of doggy paddle and things like that. But if you’ll hold my hand through it, I’d love to go.

Jeff:  Just as long as we can go for a dip.

Marni:  Yes.

Jeff:  That’s generally how I enjoy swimming. I don’t swim for exercise normally, although I understand the benefits of it.

Marni:  Right, I don’t know how to do that either. I’m not a very advanced swimmer. But I do enjoy going for a dip. Should we go to a public pool or do you like going to the lake to go swimming?

Jeff:  I’m not a real huge fan of public pools, chlorine, itchy eyes. You can use your imagination for the rest. But the river or the lake, those aren’t necessarily clean these days either. But I prefer those.

Marni:  OK.

Jeff:  The natural environment.

Marni:  Well, let’s go for that.

Jeff:  Sounds good.

 

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Jeff asks Marni if she wants to go swimming. Marni loves to swim, although she isn’t a strong swimmer. Luckily, Jeff isn’t a very serious swimmer either. He does it for fun and to cool off, not for exercise.

Jeff would rather go swimming in a lake or river than in a public pool. The chemicals in pools make his eyes itch, and he doesn’t think pools are very clean. So Marni and Jeff agree to go swimming outside, in a natural river or lake.

Do you like to go swimming? Where do you prefer to swim? Do you swim for exercise, or just for fun?

 

Comments

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Temka

Temka

Mongolia

yes i do really like swimming but just for fun and also i agree with Jeff and Marni

01:38 PM Aug 08 2010 |

razi111

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

i like to go to my special company swimm pool i swimm for maintain myself and to make my body stonger so i go for exersise

12:27 PM Aug 08 2010 |

saeed mish

Palestinian Territory, Occupied

nice lesson , and i have been learning swimming for 4 days …

07:48 AM Aug 08 2010 |

protervos

protervos

United States

i like swimming.. phoenix weather push me to do..

07:44 AM Aug 08 2010 |

arakss

arakss

Thailand

I wanna swim too.

07:19 AM Aug 08 2010 |

magbol

magbol

Saudi Arabia

we have to get some swimming.but some bady be scare.I want life in water it is  life devrent.it was nice it .

it is better congratulations

06:48 AM Aug 08 2010 |

velo

velo

Germany

It's really getting hotter and hotter these years. Swim is a ggod way to cool off, I think. But I've never been to swim for many years since I left high school.

06:12 AM Aug 08 2010 |

english dody

Egypt

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03:46 AM Aug 08 2010 |

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Egypt

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03:46 AM Aug 08 2010 |

english dody

Egypt

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03:46 AM Aug 08 2010 |

Yu-hong

Yu-hong

Taiwan

I like swimming too.But sometimes i feel changing into swimsuit is an inconvenient thing.And i think it is some dirty to swim in public pool. By the way,did you see my photo?This is a "chiily attraction" named Liang-shan waterfall in Taiwan Pintung.Ah…sorry…my comment is behind the point,hahha….

03:10 AM Aug 08 2010 |

Vinni Lima

Vinni Lima

Brazil

Just in the summer, I love to go for a dip, to relax and forget the work, the obligations, the bad thinks. I dont like any public pools, I think it's little bit dirty, because of this I prefer to go to the beach. It's not so clean too, but I feel better there. I swim for fun and for exercise, thats a good way to improve our health and make our body more beautiful too. THATS VERY GOOD !  

02:31 AM Aug 08 2010 |

Vinni Lima

Vinni Lima

Brazil

Just in the summer, I love to go for a dip, to relax and forget the work, the obligations, the bad thinks. I dont like any public pools, I think it's little bit dirty, because of this I prefer to go to the beach. It's not so clean to but I feel better there. I swim for fun and for exercise, thats a good way to improve our health make our body more beautiful too. THATS VERY GOOD !  

02:27 AM Aug 08 2010 |

tony.yy

tony.yy

China

Initially I enjoy the swiming in th summer.But later I become a advanced swimmer.I often swim in the public pool for a long distance almost 1,5Kilometers as exercise.I insist on habit for almost two yeears and it give me a good feeback to healthy.

01:18 AM Aug 08 2010 |

lovejes

lovejes

France

yeah I do like to go to swimming pool ^^ Feeling  myself like a fish , and jump into the water ….Nevertheless  I don't like to make exercise  as I tire easily of making exercise .   But as  said Jeff the Natural environment is better than swimming pool  , I opt for that as well xD

11:33 PM Aug 07 2010 |

hadhudah

hadhudah

Saudi Arabia

I tried to swim once and I really liked it, so I hop I'll get the chance to do it more often in the future :)

10:57 PM Aug 07 2010 |

Darwing

Darwing

Colombia

nice lesson, we have to learn to swim now ^^

10:14 PM Aug 07 2010 |

ayman.hijji

Palestinian Territory, Occupied

I like swim, but I have to learn how to swim i hope this summer I will be very good in swiminng.

09:40 PM Aug 07 2010 |

amado

amado

Jordan

 

UH. I’ll tell you something.

people, I can’t swim, I revel this secret because it’s like a mountain on my shoulders, I can't say it out loud for the people who know me well.

Wow, what a relive.

Every time my friends invite me to go for a dip a little bit, I figured out many excuses for not going. Do you believe that!

30 years old and can’t swim. What a shame. 


 

08:57 PM Aug 07 2010 |

easycube

easycube

China

Yes ,i love to swim.i prefer to swim in a public pool .Though the chemicals in pools make  my eyes itch .i swim for fun.

07:03 PM Aug 07 2010 |

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